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John Mattes Bio

John Mattes is an investigator, reporter, and litigator.

He has an advanced degree in Communication Research from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from the University of Miami.

As an attorney, he has worked as a Federal Public Defender, an Investigative Counsel to the United States Senate, and in private practice, litigating public and consumer policy. As an investigative reporter, he has worked for USA Broadcasting, MGM, and Fox. More recently, he founded a consumer advocacy website,

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Current Investigations

Dollar /Thrifty Car Rental Overcharges

Mattes is currently advocating on behalf of consumers across the country who allege they are being overcharged for insurance after they decline it. Consumers are taking the company to court.

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Pay Phone Credit Card Overcharges

Mattes is currently investigating phone companies that overcharge consumers for credit card calls all over the world. Here in the U.S., one company, WiMac Tel, charges consumers up to$25 a minute for calls without ever disclosing phone rates. In other countries around the world, BBG overcharges consumers at pay phones in many major airports. Neither WiMac Tel or BBG have been held accountable for these practices.

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John Mattes | Investigative Guy Official Website

Ever been ripped off, defrauded, or scammed? You're not alone. If you believe that you have been a victim a scheme, scam or swindle, Investigative Guy John Mattes is the guy to call. Tell us your story.

Mattes is an investigative journalist and attorney recognized for his work exposing fraud and corruption winning five Emmy Awards, a Golden Mike award, an Edward R. Murrow award, and ten Press Club Awards.

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John Mattes is an attorney and investigative reporter, and has taken a leading role in many important actions on behalf of defrauded consumers. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you information about qualifications and experience. The information contained in this website is for general information only and is not to be considered legal advice nor does it substitute for the advice of an attorney.